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Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 63 24 02
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Ranked #8 of 134 Restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We revisited this restaurant and am pleased to say that apart from the slight changes to the menu nothing has changed. This lovely restaurant seats around 40 covers and so making a reservation is essential. The quaintness of this charming restaurant is plain to see. The service is perfect, always attentive without being intrusive and I have to disagree with... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mister Franckie In the name of the restaurant "El Chaleco" we want thank you for your good commentary,big thank you for the time you took to write your review Any team thanks you again. Best regards Restaurant El Chaleco Almunecar Lydia,Renaud carmen,Stephane. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On our latest trip to Spain we revisited this restaurant in October 2014 after being suitably impressed back in April 2014.I was pleased to see the restaurant owners had taken on board my suggestion of giving a bit more space between tables. On this last visit we were both pleased to see that the service and quality of the food... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Les A. A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Ireland
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Congratulations to the team on achieving a Mitchelon Bib. Had a wonderful lunch here recently and can only advise readers to pay a visit for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, Conagra A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have been visiting this restaurant almost every summer since 2010. Consistently good food, with a sophisticated (albeit somewhat limited) menu. Good service, good wines, a pleasant atmosphere, and well-prepared food have always ensured a pleasurable and rewarding experience. It's great value for the money (very reasonable prices, given the quality of the food!), and a sure bet if you want... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Really large a thank you for all your praises, we read with attention your opinion and we very sincerely thank you for the kindness of your remarks. Thank you as for time as you devoted has to write your criticism. The team this joint has me, Lydie, Renaud, Carmen, Stephan. More 

North Wales
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had several meals here and always enjoyed what we had. Not the cheapest but fresh and interesting menu. Will try again next time we are in Almunecar.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Mr, A big thank you for the time you took to write your pleasant view to the restaurant El chaleco in Almunecar.We have all been touched by your friendly criticism. The entire team of the El chaleco thank you still Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More 

Coventry England
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment you walk in the door the service is friendly and highly efficient. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is calm with tables full, yet not crowded, and all enjoying quality food. From the amuse Boucher to the dessert the evening ran smoothly and we all left as content customers. The three course menu at around €21 was good... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mister Simon Cove, Whole team of Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More 

Herzele, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After read all the wonderful (old) reactions we were ready for a decent meal. The offered dishes were very very far from delicious. My wife nearly ate anything. Okay, the price is low, but everywhere in Spain we ate (much) better in the same price range. As there were no other guests this is obviously not a place to look... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience in our restaurant El Chaleco. However I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced at El Chaleco. I really can understand your disappointment. I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the... More 

Norway
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant was very nice and it must have been some 15 years ago. Been there 4-5 times. The owner is very kind and gives you a warm welcome, but the pace of innovations equals zero. Belive it or not but the meny haven't changed since 15 years ago. Honestly. . That is not good. Too booring... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Dear Mr Brattisand, I wish to acknowledge your comment concerning your recent dinner in our restaurant El Chaleco. First I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality and I truly regret that we fell short of our goals. I would like to extend my most sincere apologies... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited the restaurant with friends who had recommended it and which we thoroughly enjoyed. We chose the fixed price 3 course meal which was freshly cooked and very nicely presented. I would class this restaurant as sophisticated elegant dining at a reasonable price in my view. There was no rush to the meal and the hosts were very attentive... More 

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Les A Thank you for the time taken for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to have the opinion of an expert It is with joy that we welcome you to El Chaleco and we thank you for your loyalty we will always do our best to serve you better. The team greet you, Lydia,... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are regulars here. We come at least 8-10 times a year. In all this time we have never been disappointed - Truly excellent.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello Miser Ron B. Whole team of El Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More 

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Address: Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 63 24 02
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Almunecar
Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
Cuisine: French

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